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From the Susan L. Beningson collection. Gold Chettiar tali. Tamil Nadu, India. 19th century. Length: 74 cm.

From the Susan L. Beningson collection. Gold Chettiar tali. Tamil Nadu, India. 19th century. Length: 74 cm.

Antique Victorian Large Silver Beaded Aesthetic Movement Locket - Full English Hallmarks

Antique Victorian Large Silver Beaded Aesthetic Movement Locket - Full English Hallmarks

Exclusive antique jewellery collections-M.P. SWARNA MAHAL.  For more:http://www.creativelycarvedlife.blogspot.in/

Exclusive antique jewellery collections-M.P. SWARNA MAHAL. For more:http://www.creativelycarvedlife.blogspot.in/

Gold and Ruby MangaMalai Necklace  Tamil Nadu, South India  20th Century  A gold mangamali necklace made from single  mango pods each inset with a single cabochon ruby. These were made as symbols of fertility and often formed part of the marriage ensemble. The imagery is seen on many Chola bronzes and stone sculptures from all over India.

Gold and Ruby MangaMalai Necklace Tamil Nadu, South India 20th Century A gold mangamali necklace made from single mango pods each inset with a single cabochon ruby. These were made as symbols of fertility and often formed part of the marriage ensemble. The imagery is seen on many Chola bronzes and stone sculptures from all over India.

Finest Antique Victorian Silver & 9K Bi-Colour Gold Swallow Locket, Geometric Border, aesthetic movement

Finest Antique Victorian Silver & 9K Bi-Colour Gold Swallow Locket, Geometric Border

Finest Antique Victorian Silver & 9K Bi-Colour Gold Swallow Locket, Geometric Border, aesthetic movement

Elephant Silver Bangle with Filigree Work

Elephant Silver Bangle with Filigree Work

Close-up of a gold pendant, Chettiar Jewelry, Chettinad, Tamil Nadu, India

Close-up of a gold pendant, Chettiar Jewelry, Chettinad, Tamil Nadu, India

This is a Hindu marriage ornament ('thali') of excellent quality, showing the goddes of good fortune, Lakshmi, and birds. Tamil Nadu; 19th c. Gold. Bought, many years ago, from Michel Halter. Now a very hard-to-get piece. Shown in "Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment", p. 308.

This is a Hindu marriage ornament ('thali') of excellent quality, showing the goddes of good fortune, Lakshmi, and birds. Tamil Nadu; 19th c. Gold. Bought, many years ago, from Michel Halter. Now a very hard-to-get piece. Shown in "Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment", p. 308.

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